How to Join USA Swimming
To join USA Swimming, first find a local club in your neighborhood, using the Club Finder below. Our 300,000 swimmers across the nation compete at nearly 2,800 clubs in cities from Boston to Albuquerque. In order to join USA Swimming, you must first join a USA Swimming-sanctioned club.
USA Swimming athletes and coaches enjoy exclusive member benefits, including access to the extensive Times database, tips and training advice, the chance to enter the nation's most prestigious events, and of course, a subscription to our award-winning SPLASH Magazine. Find a swim club today!
New Members / membership renewal - Read Below
New Athletes - Most athletes join USA Swimming through their swim team. To find a club in your area, use the USA Swimming Club Finder above. Contact information will be available for each club listed. Contact the swim club for a membership application form.
Renewing Athletes - Most athletes renew their USA Swimming membership through their swim club. Contact your swim club for a membership application form.
Unattached Athletes - Athletes who wish to be unattached (no swim team affiliation) can join through their Local Swimming Committee (LSC). Most LSCs post application forms on their websites. To determine your LSC, click here to find a map of LSCs; under the map are links to each LSC website. From the LSC website, print out the “Athlete Application Form” or follow the instructions on the website. Complete the form and mail it with payment to the address printed on the form.
Non-athletes - New and renewing non-athletes (coaches, officials, others) join through their LSC; non-athlete application forms can be found on most LSC websites. Click here to find a map of LSCs; under the map are links to each LSC website. From the LSC website, print out the “Non-Athlete Application Form” or follow the instructions on the website. Complete the form and mail it with payment to the address printed on the form. Information about non-athlete membership requirements can be found here.
Membership application forms are not available on USA Swimming's website. Application forms may be obtained either from a swim club or from a Local Swimming Committee.
Changes in club affiliation are done through the Local Swimming Committee (LSC). Click here to find a map of LSCs; under the map are links to each LSC website. If the club transferring to is located in a different LSC than the old club, go to the new LSC's website. From the LSC website, print out the "Transfer Form" or follow the instructions on the website. Complete the form and mail it with the transfer fee (if applicable) to the address printed on the form.
Benefits of Joining
USA Swimming Members enjoy a multitude of benefits. From our extensive Times database, to top tips and training advice, to the opportunity to enter the nation's most prestigious events, USA Swimming membership is a must for any competitive swimmer or coach.
Along with all the above, members receive:
- Six issues of USA Swimming's award-winning Splash Magazine
- Opportunity to qualify for and compete in USA Swimming sanctioned meets- Zones to Olympic Trials!
- New member welcome kit
- Eligibility to participate in local and national swimming camps.
- Ability to track your times and improvement through our extensive times database
- Excess accident and liability insurance
- Motivational programs such as Age Group Top 10, Scholastic All-America and more